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that they end up doing. going back to candidate obama four years ago it would be don't ask don't tell. says he wants to stop it and does stop it. category 2, i want to do it but not able to do it, closing guantanamo. category 3 candidate obama said i will carry out 300 drone strikes into pakistan but did it. what do you think -- give me an example of each of these moving forward. what do candidate romney and candidate obama and particularly the third category the unsaid that they have to do. you don't get away without that. you get the tougher question. how might the media do a better job of informing this debate? we seem to have a disconnect between what is said and what is reported and the american public's understanding. it hits a lot of issues whether it is policy or budget trends. recent data showed roughly almost half of americans don't realize we have the world's largest defense budget. a pretty odd phenomena in. >> thanks. in terms of what he will do i think he will reduce the size of the military. the next president. makes it harder to do either one. a president romney would reduce th
of which is "haunting legacy: vietnam and the american legacy from four to obama." he is a brookings scholar as well as a fellow of george washington university. a great line up a lot of expertise. we are looking for to hearing from them. we will turn it over to you for questions. >> peter has written the most important book in the country on robotics and the future of warfare. we hope our moderator will not be shy as we get these questions on technologies and other matters from you very shortly. we thank you for being here as well. instead of going to the redskins parade or playing hooky on the golf course on this gorgeous afternoon. today in september 10. tomorrow is the anniversary of 9/11. a brief word just to thank all those who have done so much to hold our country together and protect it in the last few years, including not only the men and women in uniform -- certainly them -- but also get first responders were making their communities work, as well as our allies. it is a day of remembrance, and thank yous. i want to say a couple of broad points about how to think about obama
and president obama. we want to get your thoughts on that this morning. who do you trust on foreign policy in campaign 2012. the numbers are on your screen. you can get in touch with us via social media -- host: we will take a look at an article by james kitfield in "the national journal." he will be our guest later in the airport. the election is a test of competing world views. this is from the august 27 edition. now, regarding governor running romney -- we will look at some points of conflict regarding different areas around the globe but let's go to the phones. our first call regarding campaign 2012 -- who do you trust on foreign policy? our first call comes from south carolina, good morning. caller: thanks for taking my call. i trust president obama. mitt romney wants to go to war again with by ren and we don't need another war. -- with iran and we don't need another war. obama has done everything he can as president. we had a national tragedy and he wants to politicize it. i don't trust mitt romney. he wants to go to war again. i love with the president is doing. people wanted freedo
is barack obama? >> the best way to describe its as the -- it is the viral heart of the internet. a discussion with buzzfeed editor on "q & a." >> the house passed a defense sequestration bill that would provide -- require the president to provide cuts in defense set to expire in january. this is one hour, 20 minutes. mr. speaker, you know, under current law there will be a $110 billion across-the-board cuts known as sequester that will be imposed on this country on january 2, 2013, resulting in a 10% reduction in the department of defense programs and an 8% reduction in certa domestic programs as well. in may of this year the house passed a bill to deal with this, that was the sequester replacement reconciliation act. and what this legislation would do, it would replace that sequester for 2013 with commonsense spendinguts and reforms. unfortunately we have seen a lack of leadership both over in the senate and at the white house. the senate failed to act on this legislation. the senate, where all goodills go to die, sooo with this, or in any sequester replacement bill. so today t
is focused on exports. i was wondering about obama's export initiative which says exports should be doubled by 2014. >> i didn't plant this question. >> i was just wondering first of all what do we export and what are the strengths and what do you think can be done by the government or other institutions in order to promote the export so the goal can be reached? >> great question. one of the things we exports is planes. we export machinery. complex machinery. we export medical equipment. people are often shocked to learn -- you know what most people get? they guess weapons and that is not true. we are more idealistic. weapons exports are far lower than planes and machinery and complex equipment when it comes to manufacturing. what are the challenges? exports under this administration are up 32% over it the last two or three years. that is not just because of the president's leaders of the he deserves credit. it is also because we're coming out of a huge depression and some of the currency factors into it. what beacon to concrete leak in my judgment is one is education. we need to have manuf
. the middle class is not gaining ground. that is a big issue, president obama talking about the middle class and he wants to reinforce that. and he has his republican challenger, mert romney, saying that he can help boost everyone that way. it has become a big issue. places like nevada will be different than they are here in washington. >> now, if we actually look at household assets, would this even be larger. in these two upper percentiles, there is a higher level of investment. >> there is a lot of other things that go into how people feel. if you have a car or a house, if you have equity in your house, if you are under water in the house, other health insurance benefits that you may have, they often help you feel the fear. at the same time, some of the promises they made, it's a costume or to to fill up the car and more when you go to the grocery store, even if your income is the same, you're not feeling as good as you did a couple of years ago. that is something that a lot of people experienced. >> and there is a lot of experts to collect that data. .. how much of that is related to edu
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